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CARES Act

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In March 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.


CARES Act Funding Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

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EIDL

EIDL

This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

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SBA Express Bridge Loans

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

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SBA Debt Relief

SBA Debt Relief

The Small Business Administration is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Other Resources

Federal Resources

US Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration's District Offices

Veteran Business Outreach Centers

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Small Business Development Centers

Women's Business Centers

SCORE Business Mentors

SBA Learning Center

State Resources

Virginia Department of Business Assistance
1220 Bank Street, Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA, 23219
Phone: (804) 371-0488
Email: Kathryn.Dolan@vdba.virginia.gov
Kathy Dolan - Business Services Manager

Local Resources

Norfolk Department of Development
550 East Main Street, Ste. 1500
Norfolk, VA, 23510
Phone: (757) 664-4338
Email: meisha.holmes@norfolk.gov
Meisha Holmes - Special Districts

Portsmouth Virginia Department of Economic Development
200 High Street, Ste. 200
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
Phone: (757) 393-8804
Toi Wilson - Development Analyst

Newport News Economic Development Authority
2400 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA, 23607
Phone: (757) 926-3793
Tricia Wilson - Business Development Specialist

Hampton Economic Development
One Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, VA, 23669
Phone: (757) 728-5173
Pam Croom - Business Assistance Coordinator

Virginia Beach Economic Development
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1000
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
Phone: (757) 385-6453
Tammy Owens - SWAM Business Development Manager

Chesapeake Department of Economic Development
676 Independence Parkway, Suite 200
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
Phone: (757) 382-8040
Von Gilbreath - Senior Business Development Manager

Suffolk Department of Economic Development
440 Market Street
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Phone: (757) 514-4049
Deana Holt - Economic Development Manager

Documents

Monthly Cash-Flow

Business Plan Outline

Monthly Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Outside programs offered by SBA and VA approved resources

Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)